Compared to manufacturing companies, the environmental impacts of Hannover Re’s commercial operations as a service provider in the financial sector are relatively slight. The company nevertheless takes its responsibility for the environment very seriously and is committed to minimising the adverse environmental impacts of its own business activities. With this in mind, the focus of these efforts is on reducing CO2 emissions. Since 2016 Hannover Re conducts its business at the Hannover location with a net zero carbon footprint. Major steps towards achieving this goal were the implementation of the environmental management system and the changeover in the electricity supply to 100% renewables in 2012. Hannover Re’s environmental management system is certified annually, since 2016 according to the revised standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2015. Since 2016 the company has additionally published annually a validated EMAS III Environmental Statement in fulfilment of the Europe-wide legal requirement to perform energy audits.